A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration
the 200th Anniversary
of St. John’s Anglican Church
Presider and Preacher: Archbishop Ron
The Gathering of the
Prelude: Thaxted, Margaret Hopkins (trumpet)
Words of Welcome, The Rev’d Sandra Fyfe,
The clergy, choir and children gather near the
Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling
Throughout all the generations. (Psalm
All: You, O Lord, have been a dwelling
place for us and for our children.
Leader: Before the mountains were born or
you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to
everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)
All: You, O Lord, have been with us for
Leader: God is our refuge and strength, an
ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
All: You, O Lord, have been our refuge
and our strength!
Leader: The Lord Almighty is with us; the
God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:7, 11)
All: You, O Lord, are the eternal One and
we have trusted you.
Leader: Because of the Lord's great love we
are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new
every morning; great is your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:22, 23)
All: You, O Lord, have been our faithful
Leader: Jesus said, "I will build my church
and the gates of
Hades will not overcome it." (Matthew
All: You, O Lord, have built your church
in this place
and we have been blessed.
Processional Hymn: #498 How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling
How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of
hosts, to me!
My thirsty soul desires and longs within thy
courts to be;
my very heart and flesh cry out, O living God,
Beside thine altars, gracious Lord, the swallows
find a nest;
how happy they who dwell with thee and praise
thee without rest,
and happy they whose hearts are set upon the
They who go through the desert vale will find it
filled with springs,
and they shall climb from height to height till
Zion’s temple rings
with praise to thee, in glory throned,
Lord God, great King of kings.
One day within thy courts excels a thousand
how happy they who keep thy laws nor from thy
for thou shalt surely bless all those who live
the words they pray.
Presider: The grace of our Lord Jesus
and the Love of God, and the fellowship
of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Presider: Let us pray.
Almighty God, watchful and caring, our
and our end, all that we are and all that we
are yours. Accept us now, as we give thanks
you for this place where we have come to
your name, to ask your forgiveness, to know
healing power, to hear your word, and to be
nourished by the body and blood of your Son.
Be present always to guide and to judge, to
illumine and to bless your people. This we
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
John's Anglican Church
17th, 2018 4th after Pentecost /
3rd Sunday after Trinity/
John's Anglican Church
Welcome to St. John’s Anglican Church and to this
special service of celebration marking the 200th
anniversary of the opening of our Church. We are grateful that
Archbishop Ron Cutler is with us to lead us in giving thanks
for 200 years of ministry, mission, witness and outreach.
Please stay after the service for a barbecue and
old-fashioned church picnic with games, a cake/pie
and even some prizes for the best costumes.
Thank you to the members of our 200th
for their hard work in preparing for today, and to
who contributed in any way to today’s
Our regular service times are 8am and 10am every
remember in your prayers…
Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) & the
of Western Newfoundland along with the parishes of St. Paul’s,
Halifax; Trinity, Halifax; Emmanuel, Spryfield; & St.
Peter’s, Birch Cove
who are in need of
God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert
McDougall, Lyle Southam,
McMillan, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Jane, Doreen
McKee, Kevan, Mary
Shelley & Gloria, Connie,
Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Roger Harris, Phyllis Weatherbee,
Richard Fry, Gene Trites & Albert
Flowers are offered to the Glory of God and in celebration of
the 200th year of worship at
John's Anglican Church, Parish of Horton
FOR June 24th
am Holy Communion (BCP) 10:00 am
Holy Eucharist (BAS)
School Closing at 10am service
a look at the back of the church and note the display
with the original Book of Common Prayer and Bible sent from
England in 1818 for our church’s first service! Other
interesting items are on display at the back of the church as
Anniversary pewter ornaments ($10 each) and our Special blend
“My Cup Runneth Over”
coffee ($12/bag – fresh ground or whole bean) are both for
sale today - ask how to get yours!
these dates on your calendar…
11-11:45am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church
June 20th, 10:30am, Blomidon Court: Bluegrass Hymn
led by Earle and Margie Pike and friends. All are
June 21st, 7pm, Multipurpose Room: Parish
June 23rd 9am-3pm: St. Anne’s Camp Clean-Up
The Camp Board is looking for volunteers to help get the camp
ready for its first campers of the season. If you can help for
any part of the day, talk to Jim Nelson. Carpooling might be
Creek Rotary Honours the Work of Kings-Kikima
June 26th, 7-9 pm, Wolfville Lion’s Hall, Elm
and meet Ruth Kyatha, the project coordinator in Kenya, who is
a graduate of Acadia. Ruth will provide an update on the
free-will offering will be taken for the education of the
orphans. Kenyan desserts, tea & coffee will be served.
Musique Royale concert will be held on Friday, June 29th at
Acadia's Memorial Chapel, 7:30pm,
with Les Voix Humaines Consort of Viols playing Vivaldi:
"4Seasons, 4 Viols" Tickets $20 at the door, info at
Hymns: An Encore
– During July & August we will again sing some of your
favourite hymns. Submit your top 3 and we will do our best to
include them over the summer. Note: we can only sing
hymns from the hymnbooks in our pews or those that are no
longer copyright-protected. If you have questions, talk to
to Dr. Janet Ochola!
Janet recently completed work towards her PhD in Chemistry at
the University of British Columbia, where she teaches. Her
older sister, Rosa, wanted us to know. Rosa, Janet and their
brother, Oti (before he died), were generously supported by
our Parish. Acadia Sociology professor and St. John’s
parishioner the late Dr. Kurt Bowen and his wife, Dale,
provided a home for the Ochola siblings in Wolfville. Janet
also received significant financial support from parishioners
at St. James, Kentville and Christ Church, Dartmouth. Well
for more Friendly Visitors:
We’d like to expand our pool of those who visit housebound
parishioners on behalf of the Parish. If you’d be interested
in visiting 2-3 people every few months, talk to our Rector,
Sandra. If you’d like to talk to one of our Friendly Visitors,
just let Sandra know and someone will contact
quilt chart is in the back of the church showing the progress
towards the 200 quilts for the North (our Anniversary outreach
date, 81 have
been passed in.
will be in the church office Tues., 10-11:30am and Thurs.,
4-5:30pm. She will be off Monday and
Testament Study Starting this fall at St. James,
is open for a weekly study of the Old Testament from September
to May for groups of 6-12 people who meet weekly for 3 hours.
This is year one of the Education for Ministry (EfM) program
and if there is enough interest, we will start a new group. If
you’re interested or would like to register, speak to Elaine
Slauenwhite, any of those in the congregation who have taken
EfM, or to Rev. Sandra. This is a great opportunity.
Registration ends soon.